Matthew Bonn Matthew Bonn

    Matthew is the program coordinator with the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs. He’s also a National Board member with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Board member of the International Network of Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users, and a knowledge translator for the Dr. Peters Centre. His freelance writing has appeared in publications including The ConversationCATIE, Doctors Nova Scotia, Policy Options and The Coast. Matthew is also on Canada’s 64th Canadian Delegation on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. He is a current drug user and a formerly incarcerated person.

    On Canada’s East Coast, an Unexplained Influx of Pure Cocaine

    Nobody knows the smell, taste or feeling of pure cocaine like someone who injects ...

    Women Are Leading Canada’s Safe Supply Movement

    Everyone deserves access to health care. It should be unconditional. If you have diabetes ...

    Why the Drug User Liberation Front Gave Out Free, Checked Drugs in Vancouver

    The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on ...

    Why I Overdosed During the Pandemic, and Why I Survived

    [This article contains graphic descriptions of drug use and overdose.]   Overdosing and being ...

    Methadose: A Parable of Putting Profit Before Human Lives

    Imagine being on a medication, any medication, and all a sudden it doesn’t work ...

    Safe Consumption Means Safe Inhalation, Too: An All-Inclusive Model

    Methamphetamine-related harms vary across Canada. Our west coast has obviously been hit hard, as ...

    As a Fentanyl User, I Know How Much We Need a Safe Supply 

    The odor of burning vinegar associated with the transdermal fentanyl patch will probably always ...

    Canada’s Safe-Supply Vending Machines Project Is Even More Important Now

    Due to the drastic increase in opioid–involved overdoses, British Columbia declared a public health ...